Buhari decries piracy, arms smuggling

Regional maritime crime still a major issue.

Buhari decries arms trafficking, piracy in ECOWAS region

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, said that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) needed to step up efforts to eliminate insecurity, arms trafficking, piracy and sea criminalities, among others undesirable acts that were militating against the development of the sub-region.

He spoke in Abuja at the 48th Ordinary Session of the Heads of State and Government of the sub-regional body and 40th anniversary of its founding.

He said that regional and global solidarity were vital for ECOWAS countries to counter those threats.

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Source: dailytimes.com.ng

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